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. book early and save up to 20%. >> new change in education in california means that california is getting rid of a 15 year policy that requires eighth grade investigators tak takeal gentlemen great 1. annette reports that critic think this change is a step backwards. >> state board of education decided california eighth graders will no longer be required to take algebra 1. instead california adopted what is called common core curriculum. policy most states have moved to. students can still take algebra 1 if the districts offer it or course was elements of algebra. more opportunity for more advanced math in high school. >> this doesn't do anything to limit possibility. students can take algebra in the eighth grade same as always been able to but doesn't necessarily require them to. >> critic say schools that are struggling will choose not to offer algebra leaving low income students ill prepared for college. with 1 cird the permanent of african american enrolled went from 24 percent to 60 percent in the last nine years. for latino that triple to 63 percent. >> hard to igno
. >> ama: we have you covered. ahead, remembering a woman who made education history in san francisco. >> dan: a break in the case as police investigate oakland's latest murder. what happened during a street -- >> what it took to get oral kell team u.s.a. sailing this yacht again. >> leigh: what a terrific day it was today. enjoy tomorrow, because rain is returning. we'll take a look at the >> dan: new dew details in a shooting that left one person and three injured at a street fair in oakland on friday night. police have arrested the spurted gunman but are not releasing any information until charges are filed. organizers of the event that showcase local artists are meeting with city leaders to discuss security at the event. more than so thousand people attended. >> ama: a woman who broke two barriers in education in san francisco as died. arena akerman was the first woman and first african-american to serve as san francisco school superintendent. she improved student performance but was forced to resign in 2005 amid charges she didn't get along will with parents and teachers. she die
in education in california means this state is getting rid of a policy requiring 8th graders to take al geeb bra 1. this state board decided california 8th graders will no longer be required to take algae bra one. california adopted what is called common core kir rick rim. they can take algae bra one or take coursesofvé with elements f algae bra. to limit possibilities. it doesn't requirement them to. >> critics say schools struggling can choose not to offer al geeb bra one, leaving students ill prepared for college. for la teen yoz it triples to 63% its hard to ilg nor how important it is. single success about college graduation so why not start early. there has been a big push for education. silicon valley needs workers skilled in the fields. >> we shouldn't be dumbing down our standards. >> bob hough thinks it's a step back. >> we've been rest behind in the world and will lose our place keeping a regime for california. >> supporters insist that this doesn't mean less riggor that it's a good thing to have student expectations. >> the man helped write dr. martin luther king junior's i have
is time to close the loop rolls in the education related to the gun and gun ownership. >> among the 10 pieces of legislation, a ban on detachable rifle clips, a, and requiring background checks on ammunition sales. >> a way that we see something fashion able and we all want to get on board. >> democrats are grandstanding. democrats say they want california to have the toughest laws in the nation. >> the problem is we really need to ask congress to act. >> democrats say they want these gun bills to move through the process quickly. republicans think some of these bills will have a hard time making it past the governor, much less the court. >>> us customs agents announceded they prevented the -- announced they found 23 rounds of ammunition of 3 vehicles headed to mongolia. he was likely not transporting them for a crime. officials confiscated the victims and ammunition with a total of $45,000. >> new at 7, the city of pleasant hill, considering a plant to demolish 1 of the signature structures, the arts dome. >> when the very few art houses, with the demolition plan and what would replac
. >>> british doctors release good news about a pakistani girl shot in the head for promoting education. [ female announcer ] the best thing about this bar it's not a candy bar. 130 calories 7 grams of protein the new fiber one caramel nut protein bar. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. >>> a parolee who escaped from police custody while in handcuffs is back behind bars this noontime. janine de la vega joins us live to tell us how he was caught. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon. police are pleased they have anthony sanchez back in custody. we have learned they had to break the window of the truck they found him in just to get to him. we spoke to neighbor whose could not believe he was hiding there. >> the truck was parked right there and we started hearing a commotion. >> he points to the broken glass outside his home there where police discovered a red toyota tacoma stolen. here is a picture of officers last
thoughts of suicide. >> abbie lane: trevor project we're going to be working on educating chris and his family and friends about the work that we do and the power of words and educating him on the importance of using words and understanding that predjudice and fear and hate that our young lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender youth face, many times on a daily basis. >> reporter: it is unclear how long the culliver's training will last or exactlly when he will go in but trevor project officals say they are happy that he has made the decision to attend their education program. i'm jeff bush in the castro district of san francisco, kron four news. >> police are investigating the death of a teenage girl in fairfiled. she was reported missing thursday in nearby suisun city, and was found friday morning. right now. her death is being investigated as a homicide. kron 4's alecia reid has been covering the investigation and she brings us the latest information from police. >> she was really nice she had a fun personality and a beautiful blue eyes. >> reporter: flowers keep coming in from this fo
represent 39% of the state's population. >> the level of educational attainment of our hispanic youth and young adults, about 50% are not high school graduates was a big -- for me. >> the regional director for employment training provides education for hundreds of mostly latinoses in the south bay. >> the gap in education we see is something that we need to bridge. >> but latinos are going to college in greater numbers than ever. there is also a fast growing latino middle and upper class in california, especially here in the bay area. >> within the nine counties it is $41 billion in terms of purchasing power we possess >> there is a new online print magazine which caters to the growing population of latino professionals. >> it is a growth that is phenomenal. it is great to be latino right now honestly. >> reporter: len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> the dow closed above 14,000 for the first time in more than five years. stocks jumped after government released its latest unemployment report. that report shows the economy at 157,000 new jobs last month. overa
news education reporter leeann me len dez got exclusive action to a recent training session at san jose city college. >> lock down, lock down, lock down. >> those two words mean an intruder is on campus. >> maria, open the door. where are you! >> this is how they deal with an active shooter. >> oh, wendy, i'm home, dea respect! open the door. >> the people behind the door tried to barricade themselves using what they can find, a table, a rope, anything to keep the intruder from coming in. >> people will survive, people will act appropriately if we give them guidance and if we give them permission to do so and that's what this is about. >> a texas based company called response options is straining people on how to go beyond the duck and cover mode. teaching them to go as far as confronting the gunman. joe is playing the role of the active gunmen. people who are taking this course are learning three fundamental things, run, hide, and fight. >> sean thompson is a teacher. he convinced his school district to let him take the two-day course. he will now train other teachers. >> when you beco
alice stands for alert, lock down, inform, counter and evacuate. abc7 news education reporter leeann melendez got exclusive access to a recent training session at san jose city college. >> lock down, lock down, lock down. >> those two words mean an intruder is on campus. >> maria, open the door. where are you! >> this is how they deal with an active shooter. >> oh, wendy, i'm home, dear! open the door. >> the people behind the door tried to barricade themselves using what they can find, a table, a rope, anything to keep the intruder from coming in. >> people will survive, people will act appropriately if we give them guidance and if we give them permission to do so and that's what this is about. >> a texas-based company called response options is training people on how to go beyond the duck-and-cover mode. teaching them to go as far as confronting the gunman. joe is playing the role of the active gunmen. people who are taking this course are learning three fundamental things, run, hide, and fight. >> sean thompson is a teacher. he convinced his school district to let him take the two
education and d thinking. she vowed to keep up the campaign that led to the attack saying every girl and child should be educated. and just ahead on world news, abc news reporter brings you an interview with her father to discuss the story. you can watch it on world news with diane sawyer right after abc 7 news at 5:00. >> families hoping to end a boy scout ban of gay scouts and leaders have%,,vz 1.4 millin signatures supporting them and delivered with those sig turtz boy scouts of america's head quarters in texas today. officials are meeting to discuss this ban. last week they discussed a qq is a lot of excitement in the bay area though 49ers came up short in super bowl 47 last night. take a look at this scene. sky 7 was overhead. 49ers landed to cheering stan fans. niners came up five yards short after one of the greatest come backs. we saw collin kaepernick give fans the number one sign. abc 7 news is live where a bigger group of fans have gathered. leanne? >> i know. it's about, i think, i calculated about 150, maybe 200 people are here, fans and so forth. you know, one thing hav
year. it was started by a couples who children were killed by an impaired driver. the goal, educating bicyclists, drivers and pedestrians -- pedestrians about road safety. students participate by creating service ad campaigns and taking part in a walk bike challenge. >>> 49er players are gearing up for the super bowl in the big easy. this is video courtesy of tmz catching frank gore michael crabtree making a trip to a legendary strip club on bowerren to street. the high-end club is three levels. more than 100 strippers were working last night when the superstars arrived. >>> we're following breaking news out of fairfield. police tell us the body of a teenaged girl has been found in a park. we have a crew on the way. we'll have more on this story coming up at 5:00. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. be sure to join us at 5:00. we're always here for you at ktvu.com. have a great weekend.
on mental ilness. and the massacre's underlying cause. a gunman fatally shot 20 first-graders, six educators and himself in newtown's sandy hook elementary school in december. ridgefield schools superintendent says the timing of the film's crew visit is "poor." >> right now in baltimore -- officials investigating what caused this four-alarm blaze. more than 100 firefighters battled the fire. at a lumber company. an explosion and heavy smoke were reported. officials say at least five fire fighters were hurt. no word on the extent of their injuries. the cause of the fire is under investigation twitter is reporting record >> would increase a sea breezes with more fog and drizzle near the coast. some of this high cloud coverage will swing over. but no fog expected. it looks like more like a summer than a winter pattern with that fog through the bay area. santa rosa, with areas of dense fog and patchy for the bay shore and the coast. lyn greene but for the early morning hours we could still see some of the high cloud coverage for the afternoon. temperatures in the 30's and '40's. 36 in napa, plea
the long-term goals of fixing the streets and improving education and restoring city staffing levels. >> it is 4:44. if you use the richmond san rafael bridge this weekend, expect delays. starting tonight at 7:00, the far left lane of westbound 580, the fast track lane approaching the plaza will be closed. crews from caltrain and the bay area toll authority will install new collection equipment. it should re-open by monday morning. >> giant fans have the first opportunity since the big victory down market street last year to see the world series champions. the giants are holding the 20th annual dance fest tomorrow at at&t park at pier 48, as well. there will be more than 4,000 fans. the team has reconfigured the lay out to keep the concourses open to traffic. long lines and wait times are expected for autographs so they recommend other fan attractions including taking pictures with both the 2010 and 2012 world series trophies at pier 48 along with the america's cup trophy. admission is free. it runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. now we have told much i will have to wait in longer line
and the national park service will be joined to educate dog owners of beach safety as part of the awareness campaign. there have been five drowning deaths at bay area beaches since november. in each case, the victim had their dog with them and some of them jumped in the water to save the pet at a wave swept them in the ocean. officials want to educate dog owners on hazards including what to do if their pets get swept to sea and how to swim out of a rip current. >> in sonoma, health officials are investigating the first confirmed rabid cat case in the county in 16 years. the domestic cat bit someone in glenn ellen and that person received a rabies shot. officials say the incident highlights the dangers of not vaccinating pets. v.i.p. pet care will be offering $5 dog and cat vaccination for three weeks. >> this morning, you notice a difference in the air? >> it is chilly more so than yesterday but in frost on my car. mike? >> my car did not have any either, temperatures in the mid-30's but thicker fog. we have pretty complementary weather in new orleans with a lot of sunshine and mostly sunny
really is to educate people about the health impacts of wood smoke and to reduce that wood burning and we are seeing progress. >> we do not knock on doors as part of our wood smoke patrolling. >> reporter: inspectors don't announce themselves they document what they see with photos and notes. >> i may stay and observe this one and take some readings. >> offenders get a notice in the mail. and on a second violation, a fine. only households with no other source of heat are exempt. this fairfax resident fond of her cozy wood stove says she supports spare the air days. >> i turned on a fire once and i checked it and found out it was once, and i put it out. >>> here's a smoke shrouded mount calliapaya when there were three burn days. before anyone has to pay a fine they are offered a free smoke education class. but more than 7,000 residents suffer from a respiratory problem made worse by wood smoke, deborah villalon ktvu news. >>> and more information, here are the top three violations. sonoma county has 108 violations, contra costa had 57 violations. >>> growing pot outdoors may soon be ill
educating people act the dangers of wood smoke than trying to collect a lot of money. >>> more details now, air quality officials say how many violations they have handed out per county during the 2011 to 2012 season. sonoma had the most by a wide margin. 108. contra costa was number two, napa had 51. >> want to check in with salas -- taking a look i presume at the bay bridge and the toll plaza still backed up. >> it is. we are trying to look at your drive into san francisco. the earlier crash is gone but those carpool lanes are barely moving. usually even those -- you can count on that drive being good but not right now as it takes a while for the traffic to unwind off the upper deck. the san mateo bridge could be an alternate. 880 is not bad. then to haywood just a little bit of slow traffic. this morning it takes sense. >> thank you. our system is pushing south. still leading some rain. it's a cold rain. we have partly sunny, party cloudy skies, most of the rain sending. if you are heading toward monterey i would bundle up. there could be scattered showers as well. 31 in santa rosa.
're moving it legally. >> to education now. what could be the end of an era. now for years, california public school students have put pencil is to paper to fill in the little bubbles. those standardized tests may be on their way out. they're set to expire next year. now the state sucht schools wants to change direction and replace the bubble tests with new tests aimed at really assessing what kids know. and not just what they've memori memorized. in tonight's class action, we share the vision for a new era of testing. >> tom is excited, too. he's proposing ditching those fill in the blank bubble tests. tests designed to measure how well a student is mastering english, math and in some grades science. while he says the tests have served california kids well, it's time to get smarter. >> instead of memorization, multiple choice tests, we'll have a deeper kind of testing that will go on that will measure a student's capacity for good collaboration, good problem solving, critical thinking. >> the new exams come with open-ended questions and demand deeper thinking. >> how many quarters are in a d
to be as educated as possible. >> reporter: matthew works as a school police officer in merced county. >> ultimately the goal of this program is to minimize if not completely eliminate any type of injuries or fatalities. that's the whole goal and that's what i am trying to express to my staff. >> it ends with an intruder using an air gun and rubber pellets. the people inside this room are ready to counter or confront the second gunman. for this scenario, tennis balls are used instead of books, lap p toes or chairs. but in most cases, running may be the only option. >> we know what the consequence is of responding passively, and far too often it is death. >> san jose city college and evergreen community college have trained their nine officers. students and teachers will soon undergo the same active shooter training. >> have i to know how to lead -- i have to know how to lead and protect my students. but it is a combination of both. the students need to be prepared and train. >> it is a reality of today's world. getting schools to prepare in order to increase their chances of surviving the unthinkabl
it is my responsibility to be as educated as possible. >> reporter: matthew works as a school police officer in merced county. >> ultimately the goal of this program is to minimize if not completely eliminate any type of injuries or fatalities. that's the whole goal and that's what i am trying to express to my staff. >> it ends with an intruder using an air gun and rubber pellets. the people inside this room are ready to counter or confront the second gunman. for this scenario, tennis balls are used instead of books, lap p toes or chairs. but in most cases, running may be the only option. >> we know what the consequence is of responding passively, and far too often it is death. >> san jose city college and evergreen community college have trained their nine officers. students and teachers will soon undergo the same active shooter training. >> have i to know how to lead -- i have to know how to lead and protect my students. but it is a combination of both. the students need to be prepared and train. >> it is a reality of today's world. getting schools to prepare in order to increase t
students anymore. they are sons and daughters, and i feel it is my responsibility to be as educated as possible. >> reporter: matthew works as a school police officer in merced county. >> ultimately the goal of this program is to minimize if not completely eliminate any type of injuries or fatalities. that's the whole goal and that's what i am trying to express to my staff. >> it ends with an intruder using an air gun and rubber pellets. the people inside this room are ready to counter or confront the second gunman. for this scenario, tennis balls are used instead of books, lap p toes or chairs. but in most cases, running may be the only option. >> we know what the consequence is of responding passively, and far too often it is death. >> san jose city college and evergreen community college have trained their nine officers. students and teachers will soon undergo the same active shooter training. >> have i to know how to lead -- i have to know how to lead and protect my students. but it is a combination of both. the students need to be prepared and train. >> it is a reality of today
is going, it's being fulled into their town's education fund. >> the one thing to help-door -- to do to get some shuteye. >> leigh: we'll take one last look at live doppler 7hd before we say good night this evening. we say good night this evening. plus look ahead to big weather [ male announcer ] with citibank it's easy for jay to deposit checks from anywhere. [ wind howling ] easier than actually going to the bank. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. >> ama: an emotional moment when the families of human organ and tissue donors and recipients dedicated a memorial. a tree of life was unveiled. each leaf of the try is indescribed with names of those who dough it's inned part of themselves. >> he was a hero to us every day, and we knew that in his passing he could be a hero to others. so he chose to donate. >> according to the hospital there are ten thousand people in northern california waiting for organs. of
into their town's education fund. >> the one thing to help-door -- to do to get some shuteye. >> leigh: we'll take one last look at live doppler 7hd before we say good night this evening. plus look ahead to big weather >> ama: an emotional moment when the families of human organ and tissue donors and recipients dedicated a memorial. a tree of life was unveiled. each leaf of the try is indescribed with names of those who dough it's inned part of themselves. >> he was a hero to us every day, and we knew that in his passing he could be a hero to others. so he chose to donate. >> according to the hospital there are ten thousand people in northern california waiting for organs. of those, an average of 18 people die every day while waiting for a transplant. >>> sweets. we all do it and need it. berkeley looks at how it too affect your memory. >> science citi discover what is happening at night is the key to why memories fade. it's not how much you sleep but what kind of sleep that is crucial. it's called slow rate sleep. the nondream sleep. your waves are different with higher peaks and valleys. >> that
that says is that we have to take intentional steps through education sis imto make sure no community is left behind. >> with jobs growing workers are spend morgue time commuting and an index found 21,000 people commute south, 13,000 traveling north from san jose. that has planners saying there is a greater need to get workers to use mass transit. >> how to get not just one in 10 workers but we can elevate that number that. is going to happen if there is a better transit system but also if there is more employment located around those stations around the bay area. >> with the east bay growing many tech job there's is a sense of a war growing over the moniker, silicon valley. if you'd like to look at the full silicon valley index just go to our web site and click on see it on tv. we have a link there. >> and thanks for joining us for abc 7 news at 4:00. the alarm clock app is available for your android, you can donate -- down load it now for free. it is also still available if you have an iphone. >> gas prices on the rise so is the amount of time commuters sit in traffic. how much both
's almost half the initial 19-thousand-dollar price tag for a top notch education. talk about a bargain. i'm alison kosik in new york coming up the speakerand speedig people -- in people behaving badly now for today's market update. stocks gain back most of what they lost during monday's selloff. thanks to several strong earnings reports and a surge in home prices. >> on wall street. the dow picked up 99-points to close just shy of 14-thousand. the nasdaq gained 40-points. and the s-and-p-500 rose 15- points to close above 15- hundred. personal computer maker dell is going private. in a deal led by it's founder and a group of investors that includes microsoft. the company is selling itself for 24-point-4 billion dollars. one of the largest buyouts ever. it's ending its nearly 25- year history as a publicly trade company. founder michael dell will remain the company's c-e-o and its largest shareholder. dell struggled in 2012, losing a third of its market value and failing to keep up with rivals apple and samsung. >> real-estate mogul donald trump is suing talk show host bill maher for five
for the american cancer society, and that goes to fund our research, education advocacy and patient service. >> reporter: he got involved his freshman year as a team captain. by sophomore, he was running the event. >> it's a unifying sense, a great feeling on campus to have everyone bond together to fight cancer. >> reporter: today, the burlingame high school relay for life is the largest student- run event of its kind in the state. in the last four years, they have raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars for the american cancer society. >> zach stands out because he is not doing it for himself. he is not doing it for a resume'. he's passionate about what he wants to do. he wants to truly make a change in this world. >> reporter: steve mills is director of student activities at burlingame high. >> ever since he stepped foot on this campus, he's made a huge impact. >> reporter: his work with the american cancer society isn't limited to just his school. he is the lead high school volunteer for the state, training other students to put on relays at ov
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of other people. it's my responsibility as educators to be as prepared as possible. >> reporter: matthew works as a school police officers in merced county. >> the goal of this program is minimize or completely eliminate any type of injuries or fatalities. that is the whole goal. that is why i'm here. that is what i'm trying to express with my staff. >> it's an on campus scenario using an air gun and rubber pellets. the people are ready to counter or confront the second gunman. in this scenario, tennis balls are used but in most cases, running may be the only option. >> we know the consequence of responding passively and far too often it is death. >> the college has now trained their nine officers. students and teachers will soon undergo the same training. >> i have to know how to lead and how to protect my students. it's a combination of both the students need to be prepared as well and trained. >> it's a reality of today's world getting schools to prepare in order to increase their chances of surviving the unthinkable. in san jose, lyanne melendez, "abc 7 news." >> you can see behind u
this money is going. it's being funneled right into turlock's education fund. wayne, larry, katie and schu are sending out a lot of great behind-the-scenes updates like this of 49er fans michael and ken. we are re-treating the best of those @abc7 news bay area. follow us for the latest up to the minute coverage on what is happening on and off the field. whatever happens tonight abc7 news will be here to cover it. we will be on right after the game with live coverage from both the bay area and new orleans. coming up next, more super coverage from louisiana. we will see some of the locals as abc7 news reporter wayne friedman met when he went outside new orleans, venturing into the bayou. right now we have a live look from our damage cam. you see a lot of clouds there. lisa argen says a full day on at that point, perhaps rain on the way later in the week. she will have your [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. le
's being funneled right into turlock's education fund. it seems abc7 news reporter wayne friedman has been just about everywhere this past week in new orleans. giving us the flavor of the french quarter and bourbon street. this morning he's outside of new orleans where he met some swamp people. >> fifteen miles southwest of new orleans, did you ever hear of lafeet, louisiana? it's a place where even this weekend the super^bowl is an afterthought. >> what's the big attraction? >> alligators. ♪ >> we are entering the heart of louisiana swampland darkness. only the bravest souls venture here, boat loads of them. >> it's awesome but it's creepy. >> these animals are hydrol lick -- >> they are real? >> they are real. >> real enough to touch and hold? i must be on something right now, i don't know. >> and thanks to the navigating skills of the captain, they are right off the side. >> we don't have alligators in l.a. >> do you want to pet him? >> no. i wouldn't mind a pocketbook. >> it's all part of the national preserve. the alligators are protected yet but you haven't seen a big one yet. >> o
's being funneled right into turlock's education fund. it seems abc7 news reporter wayne pried man has been just about everywhere this past week in new orleans. giving us the flavor of the french quarter and bourbon street. this morning he's outside of new orleans where he met some swamp people. >> fifteen miles southwest of new orleans, did you ever hear of lafeet, louisiana? eats a place where even this weekend the super^bowl is an afterthought. >> what's the big attraction? >> alligators. >> we are entering the heart of louisiana swampland darkness. only the bravest souls venture here, boat loads of them. >> it's awesome but it's creepy. >> he's animals -- >> they are real? >> they are real. >> real enough to touch and hold? i must be on something right now, i don't know. >> and thanks to the navigating skills of the captain, they are right off the side. >> we don't have alligators in l.a. >> do you want to pet him? >> no. i wouldn't mind a pocketbook. >> it's all part of the national preserve. the alligators are protected yet but you haven't seen a big one yet. now you have. here's a lo
or education or clean energy, not to mention the growth of entire economy should be put in jeopardy because folks in washington couldn't come together." >> pam: president obama said tuesday that if congress can't pass a comprehensive plan, it should at least agree to a calls "a balanced mix of spending cuts and tax reform" to avert the sequester. house republicans counter-- the ball is the president's court. >> "the house, on two occasions, has passed a plan to replace the sequester. it's time for senate democrats to do their work, it's time for the president to offer his ideas of how to replace the sequester." >> "the president, we hope he takes off his superman cape and sends up a serious plan." >> pam: sequestration requires more than one trillion dollars in cuts over a decade, half from the pentagon. it was proposed as a kind of a doomsday scenario --- now, it's potentially just three weeks away. the government has already delayed sequestration once this year---when it avoided going over the fiscal cliff in january. >> gay marriage is one close step closer. and the united kingdom. these
inside in an effort to promote the court and education about the highest court in the state, a ruling in this case is expected in 90 days. live in san francisco tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, monte. now considering a potential citywide ban on the cultivation of outdoor medical marijuana. the city council voted in 2005 to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. but it didn't address any other types of cultivation. neighbors started complaining publicly about an outdoor grill in one neighborhood, complaining about the smell and says worried it will attract other issues. the 49ers are calling the state one of the most depressing of the season, players cleaned out their lockers this morning packing up their personal belongings. the super bowl loss only made it more somber especially for qb colin kaepernick who said sunday's loss will stay with him for the rest of his life. >> we should have won that game. >> he fought back against the baltimore ravens. he fought back against the falcons. he's fought some of the best defenses in the chicago bears. like i told him, kee
with campus lay outs. in newtown the board of education is trying to decide how to pay for the cost of increase security for the schools meeting to discuss the options. all the added security is expected to increase the budget by 6.5 percent. new measures could include more gates around the schools, and bullet proof glass. >> disaster officials are struggling to reach four villages in the solomon islands after a 5' tsunami hit the chain. five people were reportedly killed and 70 to 80 homes were damaged. police expect the death toll to rise. officials say a pair of giant waves hit the western side of santa cruz island following a powerful 8.0 earthquake that struck underwater near the solomons, the tsunami warning was canceled for more distant coasts. >> today, the boy scouts of america could vote on whether to lit a long-term policy that excludes gay members and leaders, with the executive board wrapping up three days of meetings at the headquarters in texas, the proposal would allow individual scout troops to decide how to address the issue. a conservative group in texas says orga
's simple change that educators say could make a huge difference. >> i've been learning to sit down. >> reporter: it just finished installing new locks on more than 800 classroom doors. >> previously what happened was you had to open the door, lock it, and then come in. that's not very safe. the new locks, the mechanism is that. the people inside, they just have to go to the door and lock the door from inside, and just close the door shut and nobody can open it from outside. >> reporter: the safety improvements started last summer, well before the massacre at sandy hook elementary. these new locks were installed in 11 schools in the union city area. classrooms without windows were also installed with peep holes. parents applaud the move. ingly love it. now i can go to work, and i can be, know that my son is going to be okay. >> it just gives you an extra sense of assurance. >> especially after what happened with connecticut. big worries, you know, we say prayers every morning before she leaves. >> reporter: administrators say the upgrades came at a price tag of a half million dollar
a look at one district's simple change that educators say could make a huge difference. >> i've been learning to sit down. >> reporter: it just finished installing new locks on more than 800 classroom doors. >> previously what happened was you had to open the door, lock it, and then come in. that's not very safe. the new locks, the mechanism is that. the people inside, they just have to go to the door and lock the door from inside, and just close the door shut and nobody can open it from outside. >> reporter: the safety improvements started last summer, well before the massacre at sandy hook elementary. these new locks were installed in 11 schools in the union city area. classrooms without windows were also installed with peep holes. parents applaud the move. ingly love it. now i can go to work, and i can be, know that my son is going to be okay. >> it just gives you an extra sense of assurance. >> especially after what happened with connecticut. big worries, you know, we say prayers every morning before she leaves. >> reporter: administrators say the upgrades came at a price tag of
right. also, there's a lot of talk about gym class or physical education in schools which we've seen cut in a lot of school districts because of budget issues. there's a belief that these classes can actually lead to weight loss. i find that surprising. >> well, i'm concerned about this myth. i think that we have to keep in mind and underscore the -- that gym class in their current form, they're not like in the old days when you got to play. many of our physical education classes now are filled with learning rules, writing about how you feel about this sport, you know, we need to ingrain habits in kids early. and even though our research doesn't show that the current form of physical education classes is associated with weight loss, it's not sensitive enough to see the changes in body composition. more importantly, erica, it builds confidence in kids to actually have lifelong habits of physical activity. so we have to keep in mind what our end goal here is. >> that's what's important, to instill that goal in kids. just to get moving every day so they carry it through their adult life. >>
's hard to track which districts break the rules. recently whistleblowers led the department of education to order eight districts to repay $170 million to the subsidized meal program. the senate report found the districts were all cash strapped and diverted the money to employee salaries and other expenses. today officials revealed the first comprehensive national plan to protect student/athletes. the proposal calls for athletes to have better access to health care professionals and more up-to-date equipment. only 42% have access to athletic trainers and almost half of the schools come up short on the federally recommended nurse to student ratio. many schools agree with the proposal, most schools worry about finding the money to implement the changes. >>> after years of speculation, it appears it's finally happening. the u.s. postal service plans on canceling saturday meal delivery. >> mail delivery will occur monday through friday. we will not deliver nor collect mail on saturday. >> the postmaster general says it will save the cash strapped agency about $2 billion a year. starting in a
, and strengthening education about safe gun ownership. another bill would require guns to be properly locked present. the move follows president obama's call on congress to pass measures to reduce gun violence including conducting universal background checks. senators seek deal on gun- a small, bipartisan group of senators is quietly trying to reach a compromise on expanding the requirement for background checks to purchases. a deal could give political momentum to one of the key elements of president barack obama's the private talks involve liberal sen. chuck schumer of new york, who is the no. 3 senate democratic leader, and west virginia sen. joe manchin, a national rifle association member and one of the senate's more moderate democrats. on the republican side, participants are sen. tom coburn of oklahoma, another more conservative lawmakers in congress, and moderate sen. mark kirk of illinois. the nra says expanding background checks would do little good because criminals largely get their po-215th new secretary of state john kerry is easing into his new job. this is a photo of president barack
to fund our research, education advocacy and patient service. >> reporter: he got involved his freshman year as a team captain. by sophomore he was running the event. >> it's a unifying sense, a great feeling on campus to have everyone bond together to fight cancer. >> reporter: today, the burlingame high school relay for life is the largest student- run event of its kind in the state. in the last four years, they have raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars for the american cancer society. >> zach stands out because he is not doing it for himself. he is not doing it for a resume'. he's passionate about what he wants to do. he wants to truly make a change in this world. >> reporter: steve mills is director of student activities at burlingame high. >> ever since he stepped foot on this campus he's made a huge impact. >> reporter: his work with the american cancer society isn't limited to just his school. he is the lead high school volunteer for the state training other students to put on relays at over 60 campuses across california. >>
for the hornet's education program. >> talking to tehran. what the president said about nuclear negotiations. >> and keeping planes on the ground. that means a lot of lost revenue for one airport. how much the battery investigation into dream liners means. >> and joining forces, the message for those celebrating this super bowl weekend. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver that let you move the tv away from the tv outlet. we can move it to the kitchen, the patio, the closet and almost anywhere. why would you want a tv in the closet? [ both laugh ] ♪ [ fancy voice ] brilliant idea, darling. ♪ [ female announcer ] the wireless receiver. get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. when you bundle tv and internet. . >>> football, fun and free spirits this week in the super bowl xlvii giving the city of new orleans an extra reason to party. good morning. welcome back. it's start february 2nd. >> 150,000 screaming fans are in new orleans for the
the establishment of her new charity, the malala fund for girls' education. the message was recorded before malala's most recent surgery over the weekend, which the doctors have described as a success. >>> the president heads to minneapolis today to meet with local leaders on the issue of gun control. in his annual presuper bowl interview last night he addressed a range of other issues, including the risk of brain injury in children playing football. >> i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer and that means that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians, saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity the same way everyone else does. >>> researchers in england say they have found a skeleton of king richard iii. dna results show the battle scarred bones under a parking lot are, no doubt, those of the king killed in battle some years ago. he was immortalized by william shakespeare as a brutal tyrant who said now is our winter of discontent a
in 2003. the goal of streets smart is to educate drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians about road safety. students participate by creating story books, advertising campaigns, public service announcements and taking part in a walk bike challenge. >>> the federal government has put a proposed beer merger on ice. the u.s. justice department filed an anti-trust lawsuit blocking the merger between two huge beer companies, and highser bush and carona extra. the government contends the deal could lead to higher beer prices because it could reduce competition in the beer market. >>> the weather has been unseasonably warm. i kind of like it. look out our win toe. this -- look out the window. up next, steve will tell us if this will last through super bowl sunday. >>> and are the san jose sharks the winningest team in the nhl right now? one of them is acting like a quarterback. >>> good morning. westbound highway 4. a little bit of slow traffic coming in from the bay point area. we'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay area. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. fiber one. uh,
cause. a gunman fatally shot 20 first graders and six educators before killing himself in newtown's sandy hook elementary school in december. the school district's superintendent says the timing of the film crew's visit is "poor". r in world news, mexico's attorney general says the explosion that killed more than three dozen people at the headquarters of the country's state-run oil company was caused by natural gas. investigators say gas built up in the basement of the pemex building and was likely sparked by an electrical fault. 37 people were killed and dozens more injured in the explosion which collapsed several floors of the building last thursday afternoon. we will take a break. this live look. that temperatures in the city right after 48 [ m [ale announcer ] when heit comes to the financianal obstacles milimitary families face, w e understand. ou r financial advice is igeared specifically to cuo rrenten and former mily membemrs and their families. [ laughaus ] dad! ! dad!ad [ applappuse ] [ mal me announcer ] life br ings obstacles. usaua brings retirement adv. call
a hearing on the direction of education in this country. they are discussing what has been learned from different state is is applications. >>> a new state report found that at least eight school districts misused money specifically for school lunches for low income children. the san francisco school district had to pay back nearly $400,000. the district failed to report it spent some of the money on trash removal and pest control. california is ordering the los angeles school district to repay $158 million. administrators diverted money to pay for sprinklers and salaries of employees at a district television station. investigators say that the misuse of school lunch money is widespread. >> the california university system seeing more applications from african american students. the la times reports about 17, 6oo applied for fall 2013. that's up 6% over last year. school officials credit an outreach program called super sunday. it was launched back in 2006. as part of that program school officials visit african american churches to talk to mentor students about admission requirements
the halls with balls of honey ♪ >> reporter: this promotional video burning up the web aims to educate. >> when i say nobody's ever sent me flowers before. >> reporter: ditching out little doses of love-filled wisdom. >> what that means for you is -- >> send me two dozen of the most gorgeous long-stemmed roses. >> reporter: one, by, one, they tackle some of the common misunderstandings between the opposite sexes. >> when i say i'll be five minutes. what i mean is, i'll be ready in a half hour, 45 minutes. >> when i ask you, my friend, she's so pretty, isn't she? what that really means is -- >> tell me you haven't even noticed because you only have eyes for me. >> reporter: i decided to hit the streets of l.a. and find out for myself what women really want. or at least mean. do you think guys really hear what their ladies say to them? >> no. i hear one thing. and he hears another. >> reporter: i'll be five minutes. what does that really mean? >> i'll be like an hour. >> reporter: what's code for i'm fine? >> there's definitely something wrong. >> reporter: and even though women may send
. the state board of education says eighth graders will now have a choice between taking algebra 1 or an alternate math course. supporters say the algebra requirement caused some eighth graders to struggle academically, because they aren't prepared for higher math. but critics say success in algebra 1 is the single best predictor for college graduation. >>> well, if you need to fill up, prepare to dig a little deeper in your wallet, because gas prices in california did shoot up overnight to $3.90 a gallon. up 23 cents from a week ago. gas prices nationwide are at record highs for early february. and analysts say problems at refineries and speculation are to blame for driving those prices higher. so let's check out the prices in san francisco. you will have to pay 3.90 a gallon. in oakland, 3.84 is the average. and down in san jose, 3.85 is the price of gas. >>> boeing's dream liner has been grounded but the batteries that sparked the fire on the 787 are still being flown as cargo on other airliners. boeing 787 dreamliners were grounded around the world after a battery fire three we
on the website, change.org. the parents are upset at the way they handled a special education teacher who was convicted of child abuse for throwing a 5-year-old autistic child on to a classroom floor and kicking him. the superintendent said he had how let holder return. >>> a vigil will be held for an off duty san mateo sheriff's deputy. he died last week when a car turned in front of him while he was riding his motorcycle in burrlingame. the driver was not arrested. the 51 leaves behind a wife and 12-year-old son. the vigil will be at 6:00. >>> we'll have a look at weather and traffic right after this break. >>> 9:28. it is still cool and we're going to stay cool today. lots of cloud cover overhead. limited sunshine and that means temperatures are only going to climb by about 5 degrees from where they are now. 48 in san jose. 47 in gilroy. at noon today, temperatures still in the upper 40s for most of the day area. then we'll round out the day in the mid-50s. 54 degrees in livermore. 56 in gilroy and 55 in santa tere teresa. more changes ahead. rain arrives. thursday morning, the bulk of
, the training exercise was funded by the office of education about a year ago. after the school shooting in newtown, it was redesigned, a high intensity drill for what some call our new reality. the mock massacre simulates what so many now fear. two gunmen open fire on students, through a crowded campus taking lives. this shooting just a drill but the drama so intense, even scaring the 20 teenage actors. >> i felt really terrified. i've never felt that scared. it was way too real. i didn't know that was how it was going to be. >> reporter: the training video includes students covered in blood red paint and injured crying for help and children as young as 12 locked inside barricaded classrooms. but is it too much? >> we need to know how our guys here and women at the sheriff's office are going to respond to an actual emergency. the best way to do that is through a live simulated training, making it as real as we can. >> reporter: set to be distributed next year, the trarning video could make its way to police teachers and school administrators across california. back in the 1950s, student
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